Annual planning document for the San Francissco-based Wikimedia Foundation, owner and operator of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.
The plan calls for annual revenue of $58.5 million in FY2014-15, an increase of 11.4% over projected actual revenues for the previous fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2014. An increase in planned spending by WMF from $41.0 million actually spent in FY2014-15 to $50.3 million in FY2014-15 was called for. According to the report, 40% of the $9.3 planned increase was to be dedicated to "Product and Engineering" and 49% to staffing.
The plan calls for an increase in WMF staffing from 191 employees to 240, a hike of 25.7%.
A new Community Engagement Department is to be established according to the plan in an effort to help ameliorate the sometimes combative relationship between WMF's software project managers on the one hand and the active core community of Wikipedia volunteers on the other. "Having more staff in these areas will enable us to design, develop, and roll out new functionality with higher quality, less friction, and more community input, with the overall goal of making contributing to and reading Wikipedia and our other projects easier and more fun," the plan optimistically projects.
Four focus areas are identified for FY2014-15, including (1) Infrastructure, (2) Mobile, (3) Editor Engagement, and (4) Nontechnical Movement Support.
Published by WMF via Creative Commons CC-BY-SA-3.O on July 8, 2014.
Original file is at https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/File:2014-15_Wikimedia_Foundation_Plan.pdf
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